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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Aug 20, 2012 6:57am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: I noticed that this section will have over 3000 items by the end of the year

I wonder how long until it has over 9000 items (groan, bad meme reference).

(though admittedly some of these items are ads, and some are compilation files like "A Few Seconds of Classic TV" and "Obscure 1950s Singers Sing On TV for You").

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Poster: katieq Date: Aug 21, 2012 3:34pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I noticed that this section will have over 3000 items by the end of the year

Mr. The_Emperor_Of_Television

I noticed all the tv shows you asked to be moved (which I assume must mean you uploaded them?) are all mpeg2 files which I think is GREAT, but my question is why do you compress the files before upload? I have downloaded a few and they all seem to be non-standard mepgs and won't burn to dvd with out re-encoding them, why don't you just upload the full dvd compliant mpeg2?

thanks

Katieq

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Aug 22, 2012 1:49am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I noticed that this section will have over 3000 items by the end of the year

I don't choose to compress them, that's just how the crappy DVD ripper I use rips them.

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Aug 22, 2012 6:29pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I noticed that this section will have over 3000 items by the end of the year

If you are going to upload an "uncompressed" [sic] mpeg2 file, then it would be nice if you would also upload an h.264 file of the same video.

It is very wasteful of bandwidth to download 500 megabytes for a 26 minute TV show. Mpeg2 is a relatively inefficient video codec; an h.264 file of equal quality is much smaller.

Even an mpeg2 video can be made smaller without visible degradation by using 2-pass transcoding.

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Poster: katieq Date: Aug 23, 2012 1:50am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I noticed that this section will have over 3000 items by the end of the year

@The_Emperor_Of_Television

what program are you using to rip files from dvd? there should be no conversion whatsoever, it just rips the file from the dvd to your hard drive, that way you don't loose any video quality. Also then when you download your upload you can just burn it to dvd.

As I can see in the beginning of this site all they uploaded was full mpep2 files here is example

http://archive.org/details/rogues_gallery

@moongleam
I have seen sd mpeg2 dvds ripped to x264 and the original mpeg2 dvd looks better, it all depends on your conversion program and settings, what program do you use?

would love to see original mpeg2 you converted to h.264 so we could compare

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Aug 23, 2012 9:55am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: A question about that ripping software

The next thing I plan to upload (a few unsold TV pilots) requires me cutting off the first 21 seconds-24 seconds (for reasons I can't go into). Is it possible to do this with DVD Decrypter, and if so, how do I do this?

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Aug 24, 2012 8:24pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: A question about that ripping software

You can do that with VLC. I started a thread on the subject.

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Poster: katieq Date: Aug 22, 2012 4:09pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I noticed that this section will have over 3000 items by the end of the year

what program do you use? you should use dvd decrypter, it rips the exact file from the dvd and you don't lose any quailty and then you can upload that :)

Katieq

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Aug 23, 2012 12:47am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I noticed that this section will have over 3000 items by the end of the year

Thanks, I will try it for my next upload (but I still ask: what was so wrong with the sound for "The Suicide Club"? Was it incorrectly derived? I admit the sound was scratchy, tinny and thin, but it wasn't any worse than many other files which have been uploaded. Was it incorrectly derived?)

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Poster: Lum Edwards Date: Sep 8, 2012 10:57am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: I noticed that this section will have over 3000 items by the end of the year

Congrats All,

3000 items and counting. Many thanks to all who have made this section possible.

In honor of Item 3000 it is now the spotlight item.

Heres to the next 3000....